Visited Chasaengwon, a Korean Tea store here in LA, this afternoon. Several posts here and then some reading elsewhere piqued my curiosity, and I made a stop there today. Because I was taking some green tea home, when offered a sample cup of tea I went with the hydrangea. Two rather large leaves in one near-boiling pint of water and a few minutes later, I had an amazingly sweet, and lightly spicy and fruity cup of tea.
Now, a couple of hours later, the cold remainders are still quite tasty, and even sweeter. The price is pretty high, but just two leaves made a lot of delightful liquor, and probably they could be resteeped if desired.